This competition invites organisations to establish PhD programmes for clinical academics.
Each programme must:
Existing programmes that want our support beyond 2018 should apply, and will be considered alongside applications for new programmes. Proposals may be for the renewal of existing programmes (with the possibility of expansion), or to establish new programmes.
To be competitive, programmes should have:
If your organisation is applying for more than one PhD programme, we'll consider the programmes if they're distinct from one another. Please contact us to discuss.
We expect successful programmes to plan their recruitment so that the first students start their PhDs in autumn 2017.
This competition is only for clinical PhD programmes. The Trust is not currently accepting applications for basic biomedical programmes.
Awards will be for a period of five years. The number of PhD students you propose to train should depend on the availability of training projects and supervisors at your organisation. For each student the Trust will provide:
We don't fund overheads.
The proposed director of your programme should submit the application.
The PhD Programmes Committee will assess your preliminary application. The committee is composed of internationally leading experts with a commitment to developing the next generation of researchers. If your preliminary application is approved, we’ll ask you to complete a full application form.
We’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers, including members of our Peer Review College.
Your full application will be assessed by the committee, and we’ll give you a decision shortly afterwards. You will also receive detailed feedback, including some of the peer reviewers’ unattributed comments.
If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can support you with the application process.
25 January 2016
8 March 2016
6 May 2016
20 July 2016
Anne-Marie Coriat, Head of Careers
James Harden, Clinical Activities Manager